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Living - January 23, 2009

New Eagles join the nest

Eric Bergquist, Jason Lucibello and Alex Morris were awarded Boy Scouts' highest rank at a National Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Dec. 20. Only 2 percent of all boys who enter scouting achieve this honor. The three are members of Troop 36, a unit chartered by St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

Eric, Jason and Alex have spent extensive time hiking and backpacking in the wilderness. All three did a 60-mile trek on the John Muir Trail in 2006 and a 100-mile backpacking adventure at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2007. In 2005, Eric and Alex accompanied the Troop on its 50-miler in the Alaskan wilderness.

Eric's leadership service project was to clear 2,000 feet of barbed wire fence and posts from Mount Diablo to return the land to its native state. Jason organized a drive to collect and deliver over 5,600 care package items to the service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Blue Star Moms. Alex collected over 19,000 household items for the Family House at Children's Hospital Oakland.